Monday, June 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Specific Location TBD in East Bay


Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Alameda County

Clint Smith, DSA Secretary
(925) 436-0602 

 Nicole Peters, Office Manager
(925) 463-3760 

The Pain Behind The Badge 

Hosted by DSA of Alameda County


We address Depression/PTSD/Cumulative Stress, Progression of Stress, Perception Protection, Spousal & Family involvement, Officer Involved Domestic Violence, Stress & Women in Law Enforcement and Suicide/Prevention.

’Winning the Battle’ is not a seminar on police or military suicide but an emotional day of addressing the bi-products of police & military stress that when untreated or ignored, can and quite often do, result in suicide.

This is not a depressing day but a motivational one!

This training is also designed with spouses/significant others in mind……they are encouraged to attend as well! 

“The expertise and knowledge that Sergeant Clarke Paris and his wife, Tracie, has compiled and presented on this very important subject is outstanding!  The Pain Behind The Badge is a training course that should be taught immediately in every law enforcement agency in the United States.  A topic that is still avoided today….this course should be attended by officers, supervisors and command staffs.”This course was taught on December 9th, 2009, to hundreds of law enforcement professionals at the Nevada Chapter Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Associates (NAA) Annual Training Conference, Mesquite, Nevada.  It is an important training program that COULD SAVE A LIFE!  I recommend having the course taught to FBI NAA chapters throughout the country and internationally.

Captain James Dillon, 1st Vice President – Nevada Chapter – FBI National Academy Associates

“…On behalf of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office I would like to thank you and your wife Tracie for bringing your powerful message to Ft Myers. I must readily admit that reading information concerning your seminar, I mentally created an image of your program that, quite frankly, made for some very large shoes for you to fill. Without a doubt, you and Tracie lived up to our expectations.” “…Some of the comments made by attendees were: “I’m glad that I received this training at the beginning of my career. It gives me a good perspective of what I’m getting myself into.” “We are a close knit family here at LCSO and at times we may not be hearing what others are trying to tell us. This is great information.”

Sgt. David Drum, Lee County Sheriff’s Office – Training Division